FAQ’s
Are the moisture readings affected by relative humidity?

Can you do batch processing operations?

Do the microwave sensors contact the material?

Does MoistScan® measure free, inherent or total moisture?

Does MoistScan® measure ice?

Does MoistScan® work on conductive materials?

How accurate is the MoistScan®?

How does MoistScan® differ from other online moisture meters?

How does MoistScan® work?

How does presentation of the product to the MoistScan® affect accuracy?

How does the microwave process differ from Near Infra Red (NIR)?

How does the MoistScan® compare with Nucleonic Gauges?

How is MoistScan® calibrated?

How many samples should be taken to produce a calibration with a high degree of confidence?

How much does the MoistScan® cost?

How often does the MoistScan® require calibration?

How often will the MoistScan® need to be calibrated?

How will I know if MoistScan® will work on my material?

I am sceptical that your depth measurement using ultrasonics compensates for bulk density. Can you explain how the ultrasonic depth sensor compensates for variations in bulk density?

I have heard that high and variable temperature affects microwaves. The material I wish to measure is very hot. Will this be a problem?

I have heard that some online moisture analysers use a radioactive source to measure mass flow rate. Is this the case with the MoistScan®?

I have heard the online moisture analysers are very susceptible dust and variation in light. Is this the case with MoistScan®?

I wish to measure the moisture in several grades of material. Will the MoistScan® require a calibration for each grade?

Our process is in close proximity to steam. Will the presence of the steam give false moisture readings?

Our product has many colour variations, will this affect the results?

Over what moisture range will the MoistScan® work?

Previously we used NIR gauges that required regular cleaning of the lenses to remove dust accumulation. Does the MoistScan require such regular and time wasting maintenance?

The bed depth of our material will occasionally exceed the maximum bed depth, will our moisture readings be affected by these spikes in bed depths?

There is noticeable segregation of our product on the conveyor. Does this matter?

We have concerns with safety of using Microwaves that are unshielded.

What affect does changing bulk density have on the accuracy of the MoistScan®?

What does a precision of 0.1% mean?

What does an accuracy of 0.5% at (1STD DEV) mean?

What factors determine the accuracy that we can achieve?

What if the steam condensates on the Microwave antennas?

What inputs and outputs are provided by the MoistScan®?

What is Near Field Analysis (NFA) and how does it work ?

What things affect the accuracy of MoistScan®?

Why use microwave moisture analysers?

Will steam affect the accuracy of moisture analysers?

Will the microwaves affect the chemical balance or in any way alter the material it measures?

Will the temperature of our product adversely affect the moisture readings?

You state that the MoistScan® has a precision of 0.3% at 1 SD (application dependent). What do you exactly mean?